Will Greenwood is the second highest try scorer in English rugby history and helped power England to victory at the Rugby World Cup in 2003. He is widely regarded as one of England’s greatest ever rugby players, as well as one of the sport’s most engaging, intelligent and witty characters. He is an ambassador for the World Cup 2015 in England.
An Economics graduate from Durham University, Will held down a career as a City trader, whilst playing for Harlequins alongside his day job. It wasn’t until 1996 when it turned professional that he committed full time to rugby. Greenwood made his England international debut in 1997, and when he was selected for England's World Cup winning squad in 2003, Greenwood finished the tournament joint top try scorer with five to his name.
He then overcame a series of injury setbacks to join the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand in 2005 in the culmination of an outstanding career at the top of the international game. With a reputation as a bright, articulate and entertaining personality, he was snapped up by Sky Sports as a regular match day presenter, and considered one of the most insightful and intelligent commentators in the game today, penning a weekly opinion column for the Saturday Telegraph.
He is also one of rugby's most sought-after keynote and after-dinner speakers. A brilliantly funny speaker and easy of delivery, Will can shed light on the more serious lessons learnt from a career in elite sport, whilst his previous career as a trader at HSBC allows him to draw parallels between the world of business and sport.
Leadership: Vision, environment, removing obstructions
Trust/Teamship: Unity, standards, spirit, culture
Responsibility: TCUP (Think Correctly Under Pressure)
Change management: From Good to Great
Sustaining Peak Performance
Attention to Detail
Keywords: England Rugby > Motivation > Change Management > Peak Performance > Leadership > Self-Belief